Chords are the building blocks of music, and certain combinations of chords can create powerful emotional effects. If you find your chords lacking try this simple tip. Do subscribe for more videos like this and ring the bell to keep up to date with our notifications and deals.
Let’s take this chord progression as an example: Amin – Cmaj – Gmaj – Dmin. Pretty simple triads.
Now, with one move we can tie these chords together and make them super emotional. Let’s add a sustained note on a high C. This pushes the chord sequence to another level, making more complex chord shapes in the process. The technique also works if you simply extend an existing note of a single chord across the whole progression. Let’s try the lowest G.
Which note you decide to add or extend can make a huge change to the sound, with some sounding much better than others. So try a few options for different results.
A further pro tip, try spacing out the notes of the chord, transposing some an octave higher or lower to open up the sound.
What techniques do you use to spice up your chords? Tell us in the comments. For more tips and tricks don’t forget to subscribe and be sure to ring the bell to get notifications – thanks for watching.
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